ardus

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Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

ardus

  1. conditional of ardi

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ardus

  1. masculine plural form of ardu

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • āridus (more common, original form)

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from the synonymous term āridus (dry, arid, parched) originally from the verb āreo (I am dry, I am parched), akin to ārdeō (I'm on fire, I burn). Confer the term arfacio which is contracted from the synonymous term ārefacio (I make dry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ardus m (feminine arda, neuter ardum); first/second declension

  1. dry, parched, withered, arid
    Montes aridi sterilesque.
    Parched and barren mountains.
    Arida ligna.
    Dry wood.
    Terra arida et sicca.
    An arid and dry ground.
  2. (of things) dry, lean, meagre, shrivelled; withered (e.g. from disease)
    Uvis aridior puella passis.[1]
    A damsel drier than the raisin'd grape.
    Vita horrida atque arida.
    Rough and meagre life.
  3. (rhetorical style, orators) uninspired, jejune, spiritless
    Aridi magistri.
    Uninspired teachers.
    Sicci omnino atque aridi pueri.
    Sapless lads, altogether, and dry.
  4. (slang) avaricious, someone greedy or stingy (confer the tongue-in-cheek term Argentiexterebronides (the name of one who is skilled in extorting money; a sponger))

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative ardus arda ardum ardī ardae arda
genitive ardī ardae ardī ardōrum ardārum ardōrum
dative ardō ardae ardō ardīs ardīs ardīs
accusative ardum ardam ardum ardōs ardās arda
ablative ardō ardā ardō ardīs ardīs ardīs
vocative arde arda ardum ardī ardae arda